Contact & Staff Information


SOP Contact Information


Our office is located in the 1st floor of the Ayala Science Library, in the Writing Center.


SOP Staff Information (TBD)


Courtney Santos

Interim Director | cjsantos(at)uci.edu

Courtney earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts from UC Riverside, a Bachelor of Arts in English from UC Irvine, and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from UCI Extension. She was first to attend college in her family and a low-income transfer student. Prior to becoming a Writing Specialist in 2014, Courtney provided comprehensive administrative support to major research projects at the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at UC Humanities Research Institute and at the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Irvine. These positions honed her skills in grant writing, information literacy, writing for academic publications, and public-facing communications. In her first three years at SOP, Courtney expanded participation of international and undocumented students and developed new online resources to support scholarship applicants. As of 2017 Courtney has served as primary Scholarship Advisor for recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants, the Goldwater Scholarship, the Strauss Scholarship, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and an alternate and a finalist for the Schwarzman Scholars program.

 


Brendan Park

Scholarship Writing Specialist | brendanp(at)uci.edu

TBD


Monica Schnapp

Administrative Assistant | schnappm(at)uci.edu

TBD


Julissa Chavez

Student Advisor | sklrship(at)uci.edu

Hi! I’m Julissa Chavez, and I’m a 3rd year, majoring in Psychology. I’m responsible for chiefly coordinating the Peer Scholars Mentoring Program, hosting advising appointments on pertinent scholarship information, and facilitating faculty and candidate correspondence for scholarship deadlines.


An Nguyen

Student Advisor | sklrship(at)uci.edu

Hi! I’m An Nguyen, and I’m a 2nd year, majoring in Political Science. I’m responsible for coordinating student workshops, hosting advising appointments on pertinent scholarship information, and facilitating faculty and candidate correspondence for scholarship deadlines.


Darren De Leon

Student Assistant | sopassistant(at)gmail.com

Hi! I’m Darren De Leon, and I’m a 2nd year, majoring in Political Science. I’m responsible for a variety of administrative tasks for SOP,  such as answering e-mails from the main SOP e-mail, and other technical handling assignments such as website management, video content creation, and workshop advertising.